This movie is not a light heart-ed romp about a boy and his pet tiger(far from it). This movie is very deep, it gets at the very roots of religious ideas and philosophies. I was moved and shaken by this movie, I am trying to think of a heavier movie that I have seen and nothing comes to mind. The most similar movie to this one might be "The invention of lying". If you liked that movie you will probably love this one. I did.